In the worst kept secret in the history of secrets, the world is pretending that the identity of Whistlebritches No 1 — Eric Ciamarella — is a secret.
In fact, he has been identified since the very beginning as exactly who anybody with any logic would have thought. Allow me to provide some background info:
Eric is a prep school and Yale grad who is a registered Democrat. He is an active Democrat and has been involved in assisting those engaged in oppo research during the 2016 Presidential election.
He works for the CIA and was detailed to the White House during the Obama admin wherein he worked for Susan Rice, National Security Adviser, and with Vice President Joe Biden and former CIA Director John Brennan.
As it turns out, 33-year-old Eric Ciamarella had something to do with the whole “Russian collusion” meme. More about that later.
He is a smart guy with extraordinary language skills: English, Russian, Ukrainian, and Arabic. This — Yale grad, great language skills — is exactly the kind of guy the CIA recruits to be analysts.
In the White House, he was on the Ukraine Desk — logical, right? Speaks the lingo.
In 2017, Eric was sent packing back to the CIA when his fingerprints were detected on a number of leaks to the media. He was already known as a man who was a huge Trump critic, a vocal opponent of the very policies he was employed to advance, and a leaker who had provided classified information to media outlets that resulted in negative stories that unfairly damaged the Trump administration.
He was pals with other NSC employees of a similar ilk — anti-Trump — one of whom, Sean Misko, now works for Adam Schiff, the Chairman of the House Intel Committee who provided aid, succor, and assistance to Eric when he brought them his whistle to be blown.
[Isn’t that just too clever — a couple of former NSC pals — Eric and Sean — just happened to be anti-Trumpers, working for the NSC, left the NSC, and one ended up back at the CIA and the other working for Adam Schiff. Filed a “no personal knowledge” IGIC complaint. Wow! You cannot make this stuff up, y’all.]
So, comes Eric to consult with the Intel Committee staff (think they’re talking about you, Sean Misko) who sends him back to conjure up a complaint with the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community. Eric has good instincts. Go straight to Adam Schiff.
Of course, at no time does our boy Eric have any first hand knowledge or any of this. He’s long gone by the 25 July 2019 call. He went back to the CIA in 2017 for leaking.
[Small point — the ICIG takes complaints against members of the Intelligence Community meaning those who are below the Director of National Intelligence in the chain of command. The POTUS is not part of the Intelligence Community and is not below the DNI in the chain of command. This complaint should never have been accepted by the ICIG’s own rules.]
It is also worth noting that the ICIG and Eric are cooperative chaps. They wait until the ICIG is able to revise the applicable forms to remove the pesky requirement to have actual “first hand knowledge” to be able to have a complaint classified as “urgent and credible.”
So, there you have it, dear reader. The Whistlebritches No 1 unmasked — Eric Ciamarella. There are a couple of other things of note.
Eric Ciamarella was the NSC person who brought to the attention of the intel community that President Trump had met with the Russian diplomats in the White House as well as the fact that President Trump had had a secret phone call with Putin the prior week. All of this became grist for the mill of “Russian collusion” though it happened after the election.
Eric was reprimanded for this and held up to scorn for “going outside his chain of command.” Shortly thereafter he was shipped back to the CIA.
This story appeared in the usual newspapers at the same time. Wonder who leaked it?
Eric invited into the White House members of the Clinton oppo research team in the person of Alexandra Chalupa (real name) back in 2015, thereby giving one a good idea of the nature of his contacts. This occurred in 2015. Members of the NSC are not supposed to be in the oppo research business and NSC staffers do not have political duties.
Chalupa was a top Hillary Clinton Campaign operative who worked on the Russian Collusion angle. An Obama NSC guy working directly with an oppo research personage in the Hillary Clinton Campaign. Does that bother you?
Our boy Eric had a great relationship with Joe Biden. Joe invited Eric to an intimate little state luncheon for Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.
Who did he pal around with at the lunch? Susan Rice, Joe Biden, FBI Director James Comey, CIA Director John BoyBrennan and DNI James Clapper.
So, there you have it, dear reader. The Whistleblower is one Eric Ciamarella a registered Democrat, currently of the CIA, formerly of the Obama NSC, worked with Joe Biden, Susan Rice, John Brennan, pals around with Jim Comey, DNI James Clapper, a Trump opponent, worked against Trump while in his White House, an active contributor to Democrat oppo research, a leaker, a guy who operated outside the chain of command, a guy who manufactured a complaint without a shred of factual knowledge, a guy who had a pal/co-worker from the NSC who is on Schiff’s staff.
What could be wrong with any of that?
Allow me to close by saying: I care not a whit as to whether President Trump gets impeached. Skin it back. Let it stink. Impeachment is a political process, not a judicial process. Whoever controls the House gets to make the rules.
If you come to kill the King, you damn sure better kill the King. Good luck with that.
What I do care about is knowing the basic information and who is pulling the levers of power. This feels like a Deep State setup because some folks still can’t get over the 2016 election. It feels crooked, dirty, unAmerican. But that may just be me.